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windows 8 desktop not displaying correctly

I have just finished building my new pc and installing windows 8 and everything is working fine, but for some reason the desktop is showing everything a little bit larger than it should, I have my resolution set to 1920 x 1080 and its still not changing. I installed windows 8 on my laptop a few days ago and I don't have this problem, take a look at the 2 pictures below to see the difference.

Laptop


PC


It may not look very noticeable on here but on a 47 inch monitor its quite a big difference, especially the icons and taskbar, does anyone have any idea how to fix it?

Thanks.
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  1. What resolution is your laptop?
  2. Best answer
    right click in the desktop>personalise>display then select smaller
  3. 17seconds said:
    What resolution is your laptop?


    I am running them both through the same 1080p monitor.
  4. Aeronautics said:
    right click in the desktop>properties>display then select smaller



    Select what smaller? Sorry i am bit confused. Also this new pc is intel and my old was amd so its new to me.
  5. just do it mate. it might solve your problem.
  6. Really makes no sense. If you're using equal resolutions, it should be fine. Your laptop is 1920x1080p right? So is the res you chose. Should be okay. Maybe you forgot to remember that both screens have an inch's difference?
  7. intel or amd, it should make no difference
  8. Aeronautics said:
    just do it mate. it might solve your problem.



    Thanks man, set it ti 100% and its working now! seems a bit stupid that they don't set 100% as the default setting.
  9. see? what now makes "no sense"?
  10. bradsctt said:
    intel or amd, it should make no difference


    Aeronautics said:
    see? what now makes "no sense"?


    Well it wasn't exactly what you said to do that's why it didn't make sense. I actually had to right click desktop> screen resolution> make text and other items larger or smaller> then change to 100%. So your instructions were not completely clear, so no need to be cocky. But thanks for pointing me in the right direction :p
  11. doublejuice said:
    bradsctt said:
    intel or amd, it should make no difference


    Aeronautics said:
    see? what now makes "no sense"?


    Well it wasn't exactly what you said to do that's why it didn't make sense. I actually had to right click desktop> screen resolution> make text and other items larger or smaller> then change to 100%. So your instructions were not completely clear, so no need to be cocky. But thanks for pointing me in the right direction :p



    I'm not talking about you mate when I said that. I'm talking to the guy who said that "it really makes no sense". By the way, just message me if you still do have more questions, I'll answer. :)
    You're welcome by the way...
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